Mushroom Risotto

Simply Recipes
55 mins (prep 10, cooking 45)
20 ingredients
4-6. servings
Recipe updated. Originally posted 2004. Risotto is one of those dishes that we love to eat, but neither my father nor mother have the patience to make often. It takes about 25 minutes of careful stirring, and every few minutes adding a half cup of hot stock to the rice, as the rice slowly absorbs the liquid it’s in. For this mushroom risotto, mushrooms are sautéed first, then cooked in brandy (or vermouth). Arborio (or any other kind of risotto rice) is cooked slowly with stock and when done, you stir in some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. (Hungry yet?) I actually don’t mind watching over risotto, it’s easy enough to do, and you can prepare other things while keeping the corner of your eye on the risotto. The result is so worth the effort. You will need at least 5 cups of stock to make this much risotto, but the exact amount will vary depending on how hot your stove is, how much you stir the rice and how wide your pot is. Your best bet is to heat up a full 7 cups of stock, so you don’t run out. You can use any leftover stock to loosen up the risotto if you need to hold it on the stove before serving. Risotto is best served immediately.

Categories:  side-dish , mushroom , risotto , rice , gluten--free , main-course , vegetarian ,
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Serving Size (431.06 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 481.26 Calories from Fat 106.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.83g 72.77%
Saturated Fat 5.21g 104.14%
Trans Fat 0.24g %
Cholesterol 24.9mg 33.2%
Sodium 482.64mg 80.44%
Total Carbohydrate 74.37g 99.16%
Dietary Fiber 2.83 g 45.22%
Sugars 5.2 g %
Protein 13.88g 111.08%
Vitamin A 193.8IU% Vitamin C 0.6mg%
Calcium 41.76mg% Iron 2.29mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
minced shallots, or, freshly grated parmesan cheese, salt and freshly ground black pepper, chopped fresh parsley or chives